Thursday, January 07, 2010
I don't know about anyone else, but for me losing wt is scary. There is a show on TLC called "One Big Happy Family". The entire family is 300+ lbs and is starting on their journey to lose wt and get healthy. Anyway, the 16y.o. daughter said it best when she commented, "I've always been a big girl, thats all I know how to be. Changing is scary" (something to that effect anyway). The point is, my fear is what is holding me back. I have been overwt my entire life, I don't know anything else. Its scary to think that I could be any other way. Its scary to try to be anything but a "big girl". Then I heard a comment by the greatest trainer in the world, Jillian Michaels (I love her, I need her to kick MY butt every week!). She said, "Feel the fear, work through it, and do it anyway." So that is my new mantra. Every time I start to think that I can't do this or that I am afraid to try I need to remember those words.